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Sep 29, 2010 11:00pm EDT
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CBS
Sep 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in northern virginia. peggy fox is live from alexandria and looks at conditions there. >> well, jc some rubber boots would be helpful about now. we have six inches of flooding here at the end of king street. it has grown since we have been here. look at the river right there. pretty rough out. the city is supplying sandbags right at the street at king and lee streets. they have a flat bed truck there and they are allowing any resident or business in the city of alexandria to come and get the sandbags they need to protect their property. we have seen several businesses in the area. coming up getting their sandbags. i you can thatted -- i talked to one woman in alexandria who has already seen flooding in her home, which is in a low- lying area. they ali five sandbags per person when you come. so do that if you need to protect your property here in alexandria. we have tony with us, direct of communications for alexandria. how bad do you think it will get? >> flooding on north king street is something the city of alexandria is used to dealing with. and high tide is 1:16 today. so we are monitoring
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. that includes the city of alexandria, arlington, fairfax, loudoun and prince william counties. fairfax county is the largest school system in the area, with more than 170,000 kids. and some are heading back to construction sites. beechwood elementary in falls church is undergoing a major expansion. the principal said the whole thing will be worth it in the end when they have a brand spanking new facility. for students it's a mixture of anxiety and excitement. >> who is excited? >> i don't have to do football every day. >> so you're tired of football? and you're exciting about homework and reading and writing and math? >> no. >> well hopefully most kids have thur supplies to go for backpacks. but some families waited until the last minute. we found some frustrated shoppers leaving stores empty handed. >> reporter: the countdown to the school bell underway, it was a last ditch effort to buy supplies. >> i went into the store to just get composition notebooks and pencils and there aren't any. >> were you shocked? >> yes. i was very shocked. >> reporter: his mom said it's a good thing, that's the
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
, and people are trying to hold back the rising waters. live in alexandria with the check on the conditions there. they always seem to get flooding there. courtney. >> yes. they are well used to it. especially out at the waterfront. it's something we all expect to see in alexandria, the do not enter sign right next to the potomac. while we have not seen the potomac crest over the banks yet. it could happen as we see the rain continue to fall. things are lightening up right now. but there's more on the way. we will continue to see rainfall 2-4 inches. there's a flash flood warning in effect for alexandria and the metro region and until 10:45. that could be extended as the day goes on. standing water. this is a tiny example. but all around alexandria on the side roads there is standing water. this is video we shot early this morning where we saw high waters in downtown alexandria. same all over the region. in fact, speaking with some we work with at the station. on their way into work on 395, there was standing water there. you want to be careful with that and the rain is coming and going in
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 5:00am EDT
. to alexandria. oxen hill. the rain not quite as intense but fairfax county looking at heavy rain at this time. we are going to look at the potential for 2-5 inches of rain by the time the system moves out of here. locally, five inches-plus, especially across the delmarva peninsula. let's head over to lisa baden with a look at the traffic situation. >> i'm hearing about stalled car on the outer loop. so many things are coming in fast and furious. let's see if we can get a glimpse of a jackknifed between 270 and old georgetown road a jackknifed tractor-trailer. if you're on the inner loop and you come out of tyson's, you go across the american elegion bridge and that you know exit that would take you on the 270 north, this jackknifed accident is after that exit but before the next exit. only onelane is getting through. >> in alexandria is where we find courtney watching the water el elevels. >> pamela, i can tell you we're watching a city sweeper trying to clear away debris from these storm drains. 2-4 inches in the alexandria area. five inches in some places. a sploosh flood warning in effect
ABC
Sep 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
. >> also, oprah's season opener. we will hear from a woman in the audience. >> and a man from alexandria is murdered in south florida. i will tell you the >> businessman samuel del braco was found dead in florida last night. >> it was determined that he was killed by the corner, but how and why is still under investigation. >> his alexandria neighbors are devastated tonight they describe him as a friendly man who would bring cookies at christmas and always had a kind word. >> he would always ask how you were doing and that type of thing. >> certainly, he did not come across as the type of personality that anyone would have an antagonistic relationship with. >> which makes his murder such a mystery. the florida sheriff's said they found him inside his vacation home already dead. they went to do a welfare check after an out-of-town woman called saying she had not heard from him. he was always so social. the 60-year-old businessman was the ceo of a communications and e íhk >> he's got pictures of him and bonnell. bob dylan was on his wall. >> despite his high-profile friends, he was down t
ABC
Sep 14, 2010 4:30am EDT
on the investigation. >> his alexandria neighbors are devastated. >> it is a loss. it is shocking. >> they describe him as a family man who would bring cookies at christmas and always had a kind word. >> we always would speak at the mailbox. >> he did not come off as the kind of person anyone would have an antagonistic relationship with. >> that is what makes his murder of a mystery. broward county sherriff's found him dead inside his vacation home in ponte pernell beach sunday night. they went to do a welfare check after an out-of-town woman caller to say that she had not heard from him. >> he was clearly a very well- liked person. >> the businessman was president and ceo of a communications and strategy company based in alexandria. he was also a talented performer and spent more than a decade during the world with his band. >> we have seen pictures of human bono, uncommon, the rolling stones. >> the neighbors said he was down to earth, sharing his success with friends and the alexandria community. >> he was a good person and a good businessman will get back to the community. >> cynne simpson reportin
ABC
Sep 27, 2010 4:30am EDT
trying to unite business owners in alexandria. and we of weeks away from the midterm elections. what democrats are doing to try to keep control. first, we are bracing for what could be a messy morning rush jo in case of everyday emergencies, it's important to be prepared for dinner. that's why i've prepared my perdue perfect portions fresh chicken breasts. they're individually wrapped, so you can cook what you need and store what you don't. [ male announcer ] perdue perfect portions. ready when you are. more bold flavor!onds! more variety! more value! more of what you want... not what you don't. blue diamond almonds. (play-by-play announcer) it's up and it is... good! more than a snack. i do 22 more inspections than the government requires. and my fresh, all-natural chickens are never given any hormones or steroids. ♪ ...and no candy, gladys. [ clucks ] [ male announcer ] perdue. extra inspections... extraordinary chicken. >>> welcome back. meteorologist adam caskey in the belfort furniture weather center this morning. we need the knowledge relief and we are getting its. thi-- drou
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 6:00am EDT
not be a bad idea. this location in alexandria is one of 14 locations across the state that will be open this labor day. other locations, include leesburg, woodbridge and fair oaks. the alexandria, leesburg and woodbridge locations will be open from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and the fair oaks location from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. the reason for all of these extended hours is because virginia's dmv is trying to dig itself out of a backlog of driver's license and identity card transactions after the state-wide computer system crashed for a week, 11 days to be exact. the governor is calling it an unprecedented failure and apologized for the inconvenience to dmv customers and its employees. >> i'm not happy about it. it's been a real disruption to employees and citizens. they have been working 24 hours a day with a large team of northrop grumman employees to get that done. i have ordered a thorough review to find out what happened. >> that review the governor was talking about will be a third party paid for by the contractor northrop grumman not the state of virginia. >> is in the last day of the ex
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 7:00am EDT
is a concern in alexandria. we have jessica from old town along king street. >> reporter: good morning. we are at the very end of king street where it terminates at the potomac. i want to show you the scene. you will see boats out there. if you don't mind the rain. it is a pretty morning here. the potomac is still and calm except for the rain. the concern today will be at high tide. that comes at 1:25 today. the concern is the sun will rise and it will jump the bank. angie was talking about the one- hour delay on the roads because of the puddles that have formed. this is the old dominion boat club. lots of boats are out there resting comfortably in the water. we have the down spout to give you a sense of how quickly this water is coming out. there are no sand bags at this particular location at the old dominion boat club. this is the scene in alexandria here on king street. we have not seen any businesses out with sand bags. if you live in this area, you can pick up sand bags at king street and lee street. you have to bring proof of residency to get a handle of the bags. we will watch the
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 6:00am EDT
. >>> you know told town alexandria will see flooding in this storm. let's go live to jessica doyle. she's live along king street. how are the conditions now? >> i can tell you the rain has started to taper off a little bit. we have seen it coming down in buckets. of course we are here in old town alexandria, right on king street. where we terminate at the waterfront. let's take a walk and check on this drainpipe we have been checking throughout the morning here. we have seen it gushing at points. right now down to a trickle but don't let that fool you. we have a lot of water on the ground. let me take you over here to the street where you can see some of the standing, ponding water that has happened so far in morning. i'm going to kick it an a little bit. you can see how deep it has gotten here. something to be aware of and let me take you to the river. we have a coastal watch in affect for today. we have seen estimates with expectations of the river being as high as five inches above normal levels to as high as two feet. we will have to watch that throughout the day. high tide will com
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
they are trying to renovate old town alexandria. >> a bicyclist is killed on the alexandria. >> a bicyclist is killed on the site of the storyteller: hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon. then quickly fell back to earth, landing on the roof of a dutch colonial. luckily, geico recently helped the residents with homeowners insurance. they were able to get the roof repaired like new. they later sold the cow, because they had all become lactose intolerant. call geico and see how much you could save on homeowners insurance. activia has delicious news for dessert lovers. often, the best part of a meal is the dessert. but sometimes after a busy day and a heavy greasy dinner... my system needs some tlc. now there is something new. introducing activia dessert. rich, silky, smooth yogurt with desserty flavors like strawberry cheesecake, blueberry cheesecake, and peach cobbler. and because it's activia, it helps regulate my digestive system. mmm. works for me. ♪ activia new activia dessert. >> old town alexandria is easily recognized as a tourist spot or as a place t
NBC
Sep 17, 2010 5:00am EDT
of military workers to alexandria. he ell, what are you doing? dunkin' donuts coffee -- want some? [ whoosh! ] i'd love some. one taste, and you'll understand. delicious dunkin' donuts coffee. pick some up where you buy groceries. america runs on dunkin'. >>> good morning. i'm meteorologist tom. there's the washington monument under a clearing sky in the wake of overnight rain that now ended. pavement drying out with a fresh breeze. time for weather and traffic on the ones. 5:11. tempetures around the region are mild on this friday morning. as we look now at national airport, 71. it's in the 60s in the surbs and most rural areas. tidewater, low 70s. highs today reaching the low 80s. part cloudy. then tomorrow should be clear in the morning, near the mid-50s for lows. highs near 80 in the afternoon with lots of sun. sunday, saturday night into sunday, we'll still stay dry. mid-80s. good weather for the skins game. sunday afternoon, 4:00 game, near 80 at kickoff. >>>olitics and taxes. we break down president obama's plans for the economy. why some democrats are pushing to keep the bush admini
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 6:00pm EDT
is live in alexandria, va. this evening. >> it has been a frantic day on the roads for drivers and, of course, thousands of people are still without power in their homes. then there are low-lying areas like old town alexandria, which is always a concern. some of the roads are already under water. >> you have water going that fast and you are going to be off the road. but high waters and down trees proved potentially dangerous. a section of route 450 near davidsen was closed down because of impassable conditions. some drivers dared to cross water that was moving very quickly. >> the current seemed to be moving pretty fast. >> there was no way i was going to go through it. >> the cab of this truck was crushed, the driver seriously -- escaping serious injury. the pavement made driving difficult about whether it was -- the brain on the pavement made driving difficult, whether it was visibility or water on the roads. >> secondary roads were also shut down due to heavy rain and a lack of drainage. in honeybun, -- in huntington, under watched by storm county management today. >> it gives
CBS
Sep 29, 2010 6:00pm EDT
know the drill too well. >> they do. bruce leshan in the bellevue community of south alexandria where they have suffered in past times. bruce. >> reporter: nicole, not izzo bell, but when they hear tropical storm tracking west or over d.c. they remember the high winds from isabel that pushed the potomac, which you can see the other side of the trees, it was pushed up over the gw parkway and right into this neighborhood. and let me tell you, the water got so high where i'm standing there was actually six feet of water in the service bay for this shell station over there. and the water just went all up in through this neighborhood, destroyed a number of the homes here. >> there was plenty of warning that the storm was coming. >> reporter: forecasters were out ahead of isabel but not everyone was paying attention. >> but this is what a lot of people did. they didn't evacuate when they should have and they ended up in significant danger. >> reporter: in 2003 police and fire crews started rolling through the bellevue neighborhood before midnight ordering everyone out. but not everyone list
NBC
Sep 14, 2010 5:00pm EDT
was known for his outsed pernality. when a friend in alexandria hadn't heard from him sunday night, she called pompano beach police to check on him. he was a victim of murder. >> he was e of the kindest, most generus people on our street. >> reporter: his former next door neighbor in alexandria couldn't believe the news. she kne the public relations communicator fort least five years. >> i was struck by his involvement in the community. d his carryicaring and sense ho. i'm sorry, it's such a shock for me. >> reporter: with the homicide investigation pending, the alexandria based strategy firm issued statement saying pci communications is shocked and saddened by the sudden loss of our president and ceo sam del bracco. it was just a few months ago, when he moved to a gated home in the alexandria section sf fairfax county, and had been making extensive renovations at the time of his death. >> they had had been working nonstop on the house renovating and things like that. i haven't really heard anything i guess today. so maybe that's the reason. >> a police spokeswoman in florida says an au
FOX
Sep 29, 2010 6:00am EDT
this washington. >>> a potential commuter nightmare in alexandria complements of the military base realignment plan. congressman jim moran will put one of the proposed solutions to the test and john henrehan is there. a live report. coming up in the next half hour. >>> an event billed as a discussion on the economy turns personal when president obama answers questions about his faith and views on abortion. we'll be right back. ♪ [ female announcer ] yoplait's real fruit and the goodness of dairy... gives you a little slice of happy. and happiness comes in 25 delicious flavors. explore them all. yoplait. it is so good. now the yoplait you love in a new four pack. try it today. my dad is the supervisor of a train station and my mom's a teacher. my dad's an auto technician. my mom's a receptionist. i'm not sure i would have been able to afford college without the tuition freeze. while tuition in other states is rising out of reach... governor o'malley made the tough choice to freeze tuition. he made my dream of going to college into a reality. i'm the first in my family to go to college. my bro
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 5:00am EDT
is alexandria. especially in parts of old town along king street heading to the waterfront. that's where we find 9 news now reporter jessica doyle. good morning, jessica. >> good morning, andrea. since the last time we spoke it is really coming down cats and dogs. here. i'm standing in a puddle on king street where the street terminates at the waterfront and there's a lot of standing water accumulating at this point. i want to tell you a little bit what we are expecting for the potomac later today. we have a coastal flood watch in affect all along the potomac, including the 20-block swath that always seems to get flooded in old town alexandria historically when we have major rain pattens moving in. i was at the waterfront a little while ago. it seems the water levels are pretty high. even though we are close to low tide. low tide is 8 a.m. this energy morning. high tide is what we really have to consider today. that is 1:00 p.m. at that point, as howard has been reporting, we have a lot of rain expected today. so there is really a risk of flooding today that folks need to be aware of. we have be
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 5:00am EDT
. kristin fisher is live in alexandria. and i don't see any lines yet. >> no lines yet. and i highly doubt a trip to the dmv is how most people like to spend their labor day holiday but if you are affected by last week's computer blackout, then, you know, this may not be a bad idea. this dmv location in alexandria is one of 14 locations in the state that will be open today, labor day. some orlocations include leesburg, woodbridge and fair oaks. the alexandria leesburg woodbridge will be open today. these extended hours will be in affect next weekend, as well. they are trying to dig out of a massive backlog of driver's license transactions after the statewide computer system crashed for an entire week. the governor is calling it an unpress denned failure and apologized for the inconvenience to virginia's dmv customers and its employees. >> i'm not happy about it. it has been a real disruption to employees and citizens. they have been working 24 hours a day with a team of northrop grumman employees to get it done. i have ordered a thorough review to find out what happened. >> reporter: north
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 5:00pm EDT
, teachers are being asked to do a lot more with a lot less. schools in fairfax, arlington and alexandria have experienced a jump in enrollment. at the same time by the budgets are much leaner this year. fairfax lost more than $34 million in funding. it >> investigators are announcing that the fire that killed 29 horses in west virginia may have been deliberately set. flames for god's name morning in 3-vote -- in three barnes. -- flames broke out in three s.rnes ♪ >> some claim the speake camera -- this speed cameras making some startling miscalculations. >> today, this camera is focused on -- these cameras are focused on both northbound and southbound routes to 10. drivers are saying that there is no way that the tickets they got there can be valid. >> some state it is highway robbery. a former police officer says the two speeding tickets he got along this stretch of the road are bogus. each time, lomax says based on where he entered the indian head highway, he could not have reached this be the ticket states. lomax states there is simply not enough time for his 40 ft. long, 40,000 ton
CBS
Sep 16, 2010 11:00pm EDT
the potential traffic disaster and our own brittany morehouse was there who joins us live now from alexandria. brittany. >> reporter: well, that meeting was held at a military school -- at a middle school right off seminary road. and that defense building it's required by law, passed by congress in 2005, so it has to be built. where it was going to be built, that was under question. they looked at several spots. they looked even at delmar. this spot fit the requirement. when he said that, everyone in the room just laughed. >> to put it in anyway to this situation is an insult to intelligence. >> reporter: and that is just speaker one standing in a group of people. this is a military building at the marxen ter in alexandria. it will -- marks center in alexandria. many people in this room are asking what will it do to our traffic? >> that is a huge, huge problem. because there is really no easy way to get in there. >> reporter: tonight's public hearing held by congressman gen moran allowed people to ask questions. >> have those who participated in passing it been removed from this project? >>>
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 4:00am EDT
close to the district. jessica doyle is live from old town alexandria, which is always a place with concerns of flooding. good morning, jess. >> reporter: good morning, andrea. that's right. we are here in old town alexandria. we are on king street, right where it terminates by the waterfront and i want to give you a sense of how it is raining this morning. you can see it is coming down. we have seen it coming down at a fast clip in some instances. i want to take you for a walk over here. we have a storm drain and this will be an indicator for us of how quickly the rain is coming down. you can hear it coming down. we see a lot of ponding in the waterways because of the rain we have gotten. we want to show you video. we have video of storm prep are from yesterday. the crews were out. they were clearing out the storm drains. the risk, is flooding. that is always a risk here in alexandria. they have to be vigilant about cleaning out the drains and of course the other thing people do in old town is they tend to sandbag. of course the potomac is right here. as howard was saying we h
ABC
Aug 31, 2010 11:15pm EDT
who was struck and killed while riding a bicycle in alexandria. cynne simpson has more. >> residents in this alexandria community are having to explain to their children that when they return to school at the elementary school, they will not see their friend, rebecca johnson. that is because she was killed in a tragic crash, a crash that many neighbors they could have been prevented. a child stellate -- a t-shirt -- marks thet-shirt spot. she was attempting to cross the street when she was struck. >> we have been complaining about it. no response from vdot. >> residents say there is no safe place to cross franconia, despite there being two schools along this corridor. traffic often exceeds the 35 mile per hour speed limit. >> there might be some crosswalks, but i would not trust most drivers to stop. >> the mayor says she has complained to state legislators and vdot for years, without success. >> they do not have the money to widen the road, and there is nothing the county can do about it. >> they are hoping what happened to little rebecca johns will not happen again. >> it is time w
ABC
Sep 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in these counties also returned to class tomorrow along with kids in alexandria city schools. when abc7 news at noon continues, cleaning up craigslist. what is missing after some pressure from the white house? later today on "oprah," fantasia talks about the tabloid later today on "oprah," fantasia talks about the tabloid headline there's something you never hear vince gray talk about: his record running dc's department of human services. why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal dollars for missing paperwork; lost money for the homeless; even lost track of foster children. a court ordered gray's department to improve child services. gray's not a bad guy but he was a bad manager. do we want to go back to that? >>> craigslist is shutting down it's adult services section. no official explanation from company officials. the adult services section was supposed to be for legitimate adult businesses. it was being used to promote prostitution. >> it was easy, convenient, and normalized to purchase a child for sex as it was to buy a chair or a couch. >> those looking for so-called "adult services
ABC
Sep 29, 2010 11:00pm EDT
at tonight in old town alexandria. residents can grab some sandbags. with this rain, they could come in handy. >> 3500-4000 sand bags. >> at the end of the day, it is only 40 pounds of sand in the bag. >> just being cautious. >> they hope that several of these will keep the water at bay. >> the worst time -- to ward it off. >> this is one of many d.c. residents to 2, 5 sandbags and. >> i would love to have eight or 10. >> i've been hearing a big storm coming. that is why i am down here getting my sand bags because last time i did not get them. >> in old town, a place prone to flooding, this manager took advantage of a flatbed stack piled high for residents and merchants. >> we need to be prepared. we have been at the bottom of king street for years. >> they up at several sandbags could stop the possibility of several inches of rain. you would think with all this rain coming down, as you can see on our live truck, that more people would grab some sandbags . just a handful of people. the city of alexandria has more on standby if necessary. >>> coming up, a serial burglar strikes the county 80 t
ABC
Sep 30, 2010 12:00pm EDT
. courtney robinson continues coverage from old town alexandria. >> rain, rain, and more rain -- it hit early, coming down hard and fast. just off of old courthouse road in vienna, our camera caught two cars in trouble. the water wreaked havoc. >> traffic is backed up on 95. it is really challenging. >> old town alexandria is prepared. the city is giving residence at sand bags. this man said water hits them first. >> i am perfected the technique. it is a big help. anyone who is brave enough to ride a bleak in the rain, i will give you a discount. >> each time it pours, the river rises, and high tides means water's going into the street. >> i do not let it stop me. >> residents say they have seen much worse. >> i do not think it will hit too hard. >> she was wrong. the water has come in. we are standing on king street. we are getting ready to be at high tide. this street was completely clear 30 minutes ago. now, you can see several inches under water. not to fund. >> in just -- not to fund. >> in just 30 minutes. keep us posted. >>> a number of rows are closed. that is making travel tricky. le
NBC
Sep 6, 2010 4:30am EDT
officers will open from 8:00 until noon. those include alexandria, wood bridge and leesburg for another look at the hours and those locations, go to our website, nbcwashington.com. >>> today polls will reopen for early voting in prince george's and montgomery county. in one county there's already allegations of voter fraud. some democratic party officials say someone is trying to intentionally mislead voters. someone is sending out fake 26 district ballots to support samuel dean for executive, but officially the democratic party is backing baker. >> the literature was being passed out and the authority line comes back to a fictitious entity. there is no entity that put this out. there is no registered entity that put this out. what's going on is illegal. >> there is no word on how many fake ballots were mailed and passed out. early voting continues in the district today. election officials say there is a strong turnout at many polling stations. people living in the district can register on the spot. >>> d.c.'s ward one council member jim graham is demanding an investigation into who sen
CBS
Sep 20, 2010 4:30am EDT
are in the 50s. i'm finding a few stations for you. down to springfield, alexandria in the 50s. sterling 67. montgomery county, gaithersburg 66. columbia 67. brandywine 65. andrews 69 degrees. officially we are at 70 with a northwest wind at 5. watch this number drop off today and tomorrow. it will shoot back up by midweek. i know summer is just about over. give it a few days. i think fall will lag behind several days. last night watching a few showers across pennsylvania. this cloudiness out to the east, that is igor. we will look at him in a moment. this morning a few clouds coming through. it's a quiet morning with the cold front off to the south, cooler drier air off to the south. neither side has a lot of moisture to work with. you will see there is not much weather to show you through the next couple of days as high pressure will really be in control here with a couple of showers by wednesday morning across western new york, northwest pennsylvania. let's go to the tropics -- excuse me. today's highs then the tropics. mid-70s along the bay. upper 70s to near 80 in town. manassas about
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: in old town, alexandria, blocks from the confederate soldiers staff too chew concern about striking the right balance between paying homage to the tate's history and being sensitive and forward moving. >> i thought it was backwards and going opposite of where we are trying to go. >> i think he should have made a wiser decision because you see the world is diversion so for him making the move we don't want to be racial to anyone. we need to stick together. >> reporter: in alexandria, 9 news now. >> the new name takes effect on april 2011. so what do you think? is marking the civil war in virginia an improvement over confederate history month or does a rose by any other name smell just as sweet or as bitter, whatever the case. share your thoughts with mcginty's mail bag. the address is mailbag@wusa9.com. >>> this just in. a case of going bad to worse and fast. in dc, a driver lost control of his car. the car ran off the road and, as you can see there, it ran smack in to a house. then the car caught fire and you guessed it, the flames spread to the house. all of this took plac
CBS
Sep 6, 2010 12:00pm EDT
in alexandria. it is one of 14 locations across the commonwealth that are open. employees are working overtime to clear a mass bag log of applications after a statewide computer system crashed for 11 days. >> i'm happy because i passed my test but i need to get my license because i waited so many weeks because the server was down so many days. >> i'd rather be sleeping in and preparing for cookouts but i'm here. >> reporter: the dmv in alexandria closed at noon but the fair oaks location will be open until 6:30 this evening. extended hours will be in affect next weekend at select dmv locations. >>> coming up ahead on 9 news now, the attacks that prompted a crime alert at one local university campus. >>> and we have some good news from the efforts to reach those 33 miners trapped in a mine in chile. we will have more on the rescue attempt in just a moment. Î >>> today marks 30 days since the mine collapsed in chile and trapped three dozen men. but now crews they may be able to reach them earlier november. earlier estimates set the date closer to christmas. the 33 miners are trapped 2300 feet u
CBS
Sep 13, 2010 6:30pm EDT
and alexandria are getting an unexpected gift. in arlington the county is pushing the due date on your tack bill back to october 15th. 45,000 bills went out last week, and another 70,000 will go out this week. if you don't know yet about -- we don't know yet about alexandria and falls church. >>> chevy chase bank is no more. they are now capital one. the mclean based company is the ninth largest bank in the country based on deposit and employs 4,000 people in the region. >>> looking at neighborhood news, it is a challenge from one local pastor. a 90 day challenge to a church to lose weight and be healthy. you can read more at wusa9.com and check on the news in your backyard at where you live on the center of the page back in a few minutes. hi! welcome to progressive.com. come on in, and i'll give you a free quote. quote and compare in about 8 minutes. now, that's progressive. call or click today. >>> how much will you and i be paying when we file taxes next year? a lot depends on the outcome of a tug of war getting intense between president obama and republicans in congress. mr. obama wants to e
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 5:00am EDT
to the influx of young hispanic families with higher birthrates in arlingts. the alexandria city school system is expecting a 3.2% increase. the jump in a moment comes at a time when budgets are tight. spending per student will be cut by $300 in fairfax county because funding fell by $16 million for this fiscal year. parents are having to dish out more school-related fees and for athletics and advanced placement courses. teacher salaries, and freezes are still in effect. the superintendent says that salary increases will be a priority for the next budget year. madison high school is where we are this morning. we will visit the school at 7:00. pamela brown reporting. >> thank you. >>> president obama introduced a plan to jump-start the an economy, a $50 billion plan includes money for 150,000 miles of road construction, 4,000 miles of railways, 150 miles of runways, and a new air-traffic system to cut down on delays. >> i am going to keep fighting every single day, every single minute to turn this economy around and put people back to work and renew the american dream. >> the president says it
NBC
Sep 4, 2010 9:00am EDT
now. today, 14 centers will stay opened until 6:00 p.m. that includes locations like alexandria, oakridge and they will be opened from 1 kblk prk m. to 5:00 p.m. on sunday and from 8:00 a.m. until noon on monday. they have even taken the holiday to play catch up. we're live and back to you. >> i think you just defined insanity. >> reporter: let's hope they don't get the same result this time. >> there are improvements this morning at the dmv. >> thank you. >>> now to the discovery channel standoff investigation. we get a chance to hear what workers saw and heard when a gunman took three hostages. callers tried to give dispatchers as much information as they could. >> what is the emergency? >> reporter: the first call came from security inside the discovery communications building. >> five gunshots in the main lobby at 1 discovery place. >> reporter: the man went on to tell the operator that he was in the lobby with the suspected gunman. >> i'm behind the main lobby in a secure space. >> in a secure space? >> yes. >> okay. hold on just a minute, okay. >> okay. >> do you see anybo
CBS
Sep 17, 2010 5:00am EDT
a tornado-like we saw in alexandria. unfortunately, it's new york's turn. >> it's been a crazy summer. what will fall bring us next week? >> warmer temperatures. it will be almost hot next week. today we get a nice break. the showers have pushed through. today and your weekend, the last weekend of summer. this will be an awesome one. you won the need the bell las today. the showers are gone and clearing skies. some areas in the low 60s north and west but we'll still have mid- and upper 70s in maryland and fredericksberg. you're holding on to the warmth a little longer. today we'll see the temperatures in the upper 60s, 70s by 9:00. upper 70s by noon and lower 80s at 5:00. high today 81 to 86 and a nice, dry, northwesterly wind. clear and cool, great for high school football. the game time temp will be in the upper ooze and low 60s. north winds at five. sun sets 7:13. saturday, blue mount fair starts this weekend. light winds and sunday is  looking good with the highs in the low to mid-80s. these are the showers and thunderstorms that we had last night. more rain north and west. and we had
CBS
Sep 30, 2010 4:30am EDT
.m. and jessica doyle is joining us live from alexandria where heavy rain always prompts concerns of flooding. the puddle near your foot is getting deeper, it seems. >> it is indeed and this is what people will see when they are driving an today and walking to work. this is a very good day to have go learn. we have puddles accumulating here in old town alexandria. i'm on king street where it terminates by the potomac river. we have a good view of the situation. i walked down there a short while ago. you can see the water is high. and we are pretty much close to low tide. low tide is 8 a.m. today. high tide at 1:00 p.m. that's a major concern because of the sheer quantity of rain that's coming down and very rossi. it is coming down quickly. so that is a lot of water dumped. the concern is flooding. we have a storm drain we will con to watch this morning. this will give you an indication of how quick the rain is coming down. it is coming down at a clip right now but not coming down in buckets so we will continue to watch that. i will walk over though this building here. old town alexandria, thi
NBC
Sep 27, 2010 11:00am EDT
there near mt. vernon, south of alexandria, another band east of dale city as well. that's heading to the north. that will be ming into just inside the beltway near tyson's corner and around mclane in the next few hours or so. chance for maybe some damaging winds, some strong storms. that'll all be comingp in just a few minutes but nothing threatening us now. >> all right, tom. thank you. see you in a few minutes. >>> meanwhile, the hunt is on for the gunman who shot an killed a man in prince george's county. officers we called to the 3400 block of dodge park road in landover just before midnight. when they arrived, they found one man had been shot. he was taken to the hospital ere he was pronounced dead. the victim's name has not been leased. >>> a commuter alert this midday if you're traveling by metro to the pentagon. starting today, you can expe walking path detours due to new security measures. new pedestrian traffic patterns will be in place near the pentagon' main visitor entrance. pentagon officials are moving employee check points further away from the pentagon during week
NBC
Sep 7, 2010 6:00am EDT
for students in fairfax, prince william, stafford, loudoun and arlington, students in the city of alexandria go back to school today. in fairfax, the new school year means new fees because of budget constraints, they'll have to pay a $100 per sport activity fee and $70 for ib and ap tests. we'll talk to county school superintendent ahead live at 6:15. >>> a new nbc news/wall street journal poll reflects the mood of many americans as the political campaign season heats up. democrats and the white house knew it was bad but it looks like it maybe worse than first thought. kimberly suiters joins us with the numbers. >> reflecting real possess mix among american voters. 49% disapprove of the job president obama is doing. 5 6% don't like the handling of the economy. 50% say the country is on the wrong track and 56% don't feel confident our children's generation will have it better. something possibly hopeful for democrats, the party is viewed positively by 36% of those sur vaf vaed. that's higher than the 30% that have a positive review of republicans. those who have the highest interest in this year
NBC
Sep 21, 2010 6:00am EDT
to better deal with this issue. tracee wilkins, live in alexandria. back to you all in the studio. >>> a problem starting to plague this cntry, bedbugs. now they have invaded a local library. an item returned to the book drop in frederick county, maryland contained signs of bedbugs. it shut down the book drop and late fines were forgiven. employees moved some material in carts from the building circulation room to a truck parked outside. they plan to let the sun heat up the truck's internal temperature to kill off all the bedbugs. meanwhile, the pests are invading several college,hotel, movie theaters, apartments and homes around the country. a two-day summit about bedbugs will begin today in chicago. more than a dozen entomlogists and other experts will be there. >> with millions of baby boomers at risk, adi says the u.s. needs a national plan like france, austria,ngland. it costs more than $600 billion year to care for people with alzheimer's around the world. researchers expect that number to nearly double in the next 20 years. >>> today themilitary's don't ask, don't tell poli
FOX
Sep 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
if a swrog found the victim along franconia road in alexandria -- out for a jog found the victim along franconia road in alexandria. >>> just six days remain until the democratic primary that will essentially tea side the race for d.c. mayor. the latest "washington post" poll shows council chairman vincent gray leading incumbent mayor adrian fenty by 17% of likely voters. last week, you heard the two candidates debate here on fox 5 morning news. last night, two of their biggest supporters took to the air. ron moten faced off with marion barry. >> the problem here is that what about the people? adrian fenty has talked about recreation centerss. what about jobs if the parents of the students, the kids who go to recreation centers. what about housing for the 26,000 people? what about the manhunter on the business program with 45% a little before he got there. it is down to 30-some percent in terms of local minority small business people. he has lost touch with the people. he manages by press conference as opposed to managing. >> adrian fenty has made some mistakes just like marion barry h
FOX
Sep 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
in this case is being asked to call police. >>> search continues if a suspect in a sexual assault in alexandria a woman was attacked while waiting for a bus about 4:30 yesterday morning. -- the search continues for a suspect in a sexual assault in alexandria. a woman was attacked while waiting for a bus about 4:30 yesterday morning. >>> over in virginia, holiday displays will be allowed at the county courthouse. they were pushing for a ban on all displays over concerns of rand limb. yesterday, they approved the use of displays religous or not. they've already received some applications including an atheist group and a religion based on the jedi knight star wars. >>> the pastor at the center of controversy over burning korans remains defiant. pastor terry jones who oversees a small church in florida says he has no plans to cancel his event on saturday despite mounting protest against his plans. government officials and muslims around the world are warning there would be consequences but jones says he is just trying to show the violent nature of islam gentleman our burning of the koran is to call
FOX
Sep 29, 2010 9:00am EDT
. >> reporter: i'm in the west end of alexandria. 6400 jobs are coming here to the marc center. two big d.o.d. buildings, one 17 stories and one 15 stories and there is no metro here. and they are here and almost done. they are opening in a year. this morning you decided to test the shuttle run to this location. how long did it take? >> it took 50 minutes. >> 5-0? >> yes. it's now 9:00 and if we left an hour earlier, we would probably be an hour. so add to that the commuters getting to the metro station itself. if they live nearby it's only half an hour. most likely another hour. so i think that's just too much time to commute. hopefully it would be less time in the evening but not necessarily. so that's a substantial part of everybody's day that's going into commuting and it's not just the people working here. when we add another 4,000 vehicles to 395, it's going to effect tens of thousands of people that reply upon 395 to get into work inside the beltway. this is just inside the belt would everyone working in washington, arlington, alexandria, they are going to be affected by this and t
FOX
Sep 30, 2010 5:00am EDT
george county, the city of alexandria, fairfax, falls church, arlington county, loudoun county, fauquier county. i'm reading this to you because this just broke and we don't have the map ready yet. prince william county, fairfax county, even fauquier county. this is a flash flood warning. this is in effect until 10:45 a.m. this moons that flooding is imminent or has been observed already. you want to know that. flash flood warning in effect for essentially all of the area. and a tornado watch now in effect -- let's see. i'll let you know how long that is in effect just shortly. that includes washington, d.c., anne arundel county, prince george's county. that is in effect until 1:00. let's get to max 2. we can show you that map there. the areas covered by the tornado watch in effect until 1:00 this afternoon. what that means is that conditions are good for the possibility of the formation of tornadoes. this is a watch. if we get any indication that there is rotation in the atmosphere or anything like that. we'll get a tornado warning but right now, it is a tornado watch in effect for most
CBS
Sep 27, 2010 5:00pm EDT
the staunchest reformers admit that. long way to go. if you live in alexandria you may have had trouble getting in touch with government offices today. there was a problem with the network that services the city of alexandria. it disrupted its computer and telephone systems. as a result, staff couldn't answer phone calls or place phone calls or check voice mail from their desks. e-mails to and from city council was delayed and some public websites were not working properly but the glitch did not affect emergency service or alexandria city public schools. for more stories from where you live go to wusa9.com and find your community in the where you live section and keep up with what is happening in your neighborhood. got a story or news tip? we want to hear from you. contact us at wusa9.com. >>> maryland's second busiest airport is getting an air traffic control tower. the faa has given its action to the project at frederick municipal airport. the tower is something corporate pilots have been pressing for sometime now. officials say they expect 165,000 take offs and landings by 2025 at frederick
ABC
Sep 2, 2010 4:30am EDT
on this evening. we have a coastal flood advisory for areas like old town alexandria. mostly sunny qantara today, low 90's. upper 60's tonight, low 70's. near 90 degrees tomorrow. a nice break from the heat and humidity in time for the holiday weekend. temperatures fall to the '80s for the daytime highs on saturday, sunday, monday. natalie scotton. -- lisa baden. >> 270 is on a delay southbound look at the crash northbound after 109. everything looks good in prince george's county. nothing between the toes and bridge and the 95 texted. -- nothing between the wilson bridge and the 95 exit. >>> 76 degrees on this thursday. >>> we have gotten used to announcements from apple. >> the new apple device unveiled on wednesday could be the most revolutionary yet. >> this is what it looks like. [applause] >> if apple has its way, you will be in charge of your television viewing. this box is slightly larger than your hand. the ceo unveiled watt avenue tv box that mary's television and will video -- that marries television and web video. >> if there is an episode i have not seen i can rent that episode. go
ABC
Sep 5, 2010 11:00pm EDT
:00 and noon, and they include alexandria, fair oaks, and leesburg. >>> a wonderful sunday night. meteorologist steve rudin is live in the weather center. >> a beautiful day tomorrow for labor day. here in the belfort furniture weather center, we have been watching the temperatures, and we have court down quite a bit since this afternoon. it is 64 in leesburg and martinsburg. look at that, 64 at this time in bowie. are you ready for the heat? breezy conditions on tuesday and wednesday. we are talking highs once again approaching the 90-degree mark. we will have the forecast in just a few minutes. >> thanks a lot, steve. >>> coming up on abc7 news at 11:00, a pizza delivery man murdered. and craigslist, the popular site has appeared to have dropped one of its most popular features, but has it? of its most popular features, but has it? i even bought her a computer with my new citi forward card. then one day... have you seen this? she "friended" me. there's a whole album. [ laughs ] [ groans ] and started posting pictures. ♪ and tagging me. publicly. [ male announcer ] you ought to be rewarded f
ABC
Sep 5, 2010 11:35pm EDT
, prince william, fairfax, and loudoun counties, as well as alexandria city schools. drivers are reminded to watch out for school buses with their stop sides extended. and red line riders have to put up with one more day with some closures. some will not reopen until tuesday morning. the transit agency is looking to fix problems pointed out by the national transportation safety board after a crash last year. and new traffic patterns on route 7 starting tuesday. experienced drivers might feel a difference. the one-mile stretch between the dulles toll road and 123 has changed. there are fewer places where left turns are allowed. the district will now have a new supermarket. a groundbreaking will be held. the supermarket will be built in northeast washington and the 900 block of 17th street. the store will be completed in the spring of next year. still ahead on "washington weekly, we have learned that steven slater is no longer working for jetblue. >>> i am steve rudin in the belfort furniture weather center. it looks like an absolute beautiful day. it looks like an absolute beautiful day. [
ABC
Sep 7, 2010 4:30am EDT
of alexandria, falls church, manassas, manassas park, and fredericksburg. many school systems will be dealing with an influx of new students, budgets, and salary freezes. tuesday morning, turning to the mayor's race. incumbent adrian fenty secured another major endorsement. the washington examiner endorsed him, citing his record on safety, education, and improved service. the endorsement comes a week before the primary and in the midst of early voting. >>> police are looking for two men in connection with a violent home invasion robbery in woodbridge. seven people in the house, including a newborn baby, when two masked men entered through an unlocked door. the victim wanted their identity protected. >> they took everything i own and everything i saved for. >> this is where they hit me with a pistol and the gun went off. >> no one was shot during the robber left seconds before and william county police arrived. >>> a fest-moving fire tore through bonds housing resources. it's broken a truly monday near the casino at charles town racing in west virginia. by the time the fire was out, 27 horses
ABC
Sep 8, 2010 6:00pm EDT
degrees in alexandria. waldorf is much more humid. the humidity is 18%. let's move on with the graphics. 96 is the official high at reagan national. four degrees shy of the record. it is the 26 time this year it has been 95 degrees or hotter. 90 degrees in leesburg, at 89 degrees in fairfax. there will be a dramatic change tonight. temperatures will drop very quickly. already in the 70's across parts of pennsylvania. 66 degrees in pennsylvania. it will be a remarkable change. still some hot stuff along the coast. we are watching the rain continuing to spread through eastern texas, spreading into southeast oklahoma. we are in this clear spot. cooler temperatures during the day over the next couple of days. we will see temperatures in the upper 70's tomorrow. another sunny day on saturday and on sunday there is a cold front. it will not have a lot of moisture, so only a 40% chance of showers. here is the express for thursday. sunshine and 62 in the city. 74 at midday. 78 will be the high. breezy tomorrow and 78 and sunshine. saturday near 80. on sunday, increasing clouds and maybe a showe
ABC
Sep 12, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. three-quarters of an inch in upper marlboro, a little over six tenths of an inch in alexandria, and at children's hospital, 0.61 at children's hospital. this is moving out of here. we will look for high pressure to come back into the area. we will take a look at that in much more detail. today was the coolest days since the middle of may. we hit a high in the low or 70's. >> all right, football level. thanks, steve. >>> excitement is building for the redskins game, and it is against a longtime rival, the dallas cowboys. fans have high hopes, right, for the game? >> i would say. stands right now are arriving right now en force -- fans are arriving. this has helped fire of fans -- fir up fans, as if they needed it. they soaked in up on the jumbotrons. the damp start did not hamper anyone. >> 4.5 hours of rain. fans counted down the hours until the kickoff against dallas. there were plenty of blues -- boos. >> no hair pulling or scratching. >> redskins' fans are put in last year's record behind them and focusing on the future. -- are putting last year's record behind them. >> a bi
ABC
Sep 22, 2010 12:00pm EDT
to make it. high tide for alexandria. >> good to have you here. >>> the ride to work is getting a little bumpier. 24% of the nation's major roads have pavement and poor conditions. those cost the average driver $402 per year. and the study puts baltimore on the top 10 list. 46% of the pavement in poor condition. time to leave the car at home for drivers in d.c. and around the country. many are celebrating car-free day. driving alone drop from 71% down to 64% in 2001. and transit use climbed from 3% of to 6%. coming up, advancing with a star shocker. the first celebrity booted. no one expected this. an egg farmer gets ready to tell congress he is sorry. is the supply safe now? later on oprah, held captive in the jungle for six yea)s. and as an oprah exclusi ♪ storyteller: hey diddle diddle the cat and the fiddle the cow jumped over the moon. then quickly fell back to earth, landing on the roof of a dutch colonial. luckily, geico recently helped the residents with homeowners insurance. they were able to get the roof repaired like new. they later sold the cow, because they had all become
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